Paris Travel Blog


Planning the PERFECT International Vacation

Nine Simple Rules When was the last time you took a vacation? I don’t mean the long-weekend that left you more exhausted than before you left. I’m talking about a real vacation where you come back relaxed, refreshed, and ready to tackle work and life with renewed optimism and vigor. I’m talking about the kind […]

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Why you should visit Paris this October

To be a part of an exclusive experience! The founder of, Sharon Carr, is inviting you to attend a unique and in-depth experience in Paris this October and we’re calling it “Six Shades of Paris”. What is the Six Shades of Paris? L’Arte, L’Architecture, La Cuisine, L’Histoire, Music et Le Mode. Six Shades was […]

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How much should I tip in France?

Tips are expected in America, but how much should I tip in France? Given the frequency of this question we thought it would be helpful to breakdown a few scenarios you are likely to encounter while traveling. Contact us if you have any further questions! Bon Voyage! —— Restaurants The service charge is included in the […]

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Madison King’s Birthday Blog 2017

Each day in Paris can be a culinary adventure. Even after living and working in this city for 18 years, I find new experiences around every corner. I recently celebrated my 63rd birthday here in Paris, where I am happily married and the father of a family. We decided to celebrate at home—where my family […]

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French Fromage: French Cheese Tips & Favorite Paris Shops

The mere mention of French cheese makes most people swoon with thoughts of indulging in creamy Brie, Roquefort, Camembert, flaky chèvre and aged Mimolette. In the United States, cheese is served as a casual snack, or as something to munch on with wine. In France, it’s a much more serious affair; cheese is served at […]

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“I Don’t Understand Parisians”

A couple of years ago, I walked into my favorite New York deli and quietly waited for my turn at the counter. Another New Yorker came in after me and very deftly moved in front of me and got to the helper-person before me with a loud voice and a friendly but determined air. It […]

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